Being an American living with a culture overly concerned with political correctness, I found Baker Cat not only adorable but refreshingly irreverent. It's nice to read a children's book that speaks directly to what children love--seeing the underdog win and learning a few naughty expressions! Most American children's books are so sanitized and conformist--and too focused on setting a good example. I purchased the book because I'm a teacher and thought it would be perfect for the set of third graders I had that year. With my help, my students turned the story into a play and acted it out for other children in the school. They did an amazing job, I think, because they could really understand the characters. Who wouldn't eat all the sugar and cocoa if left alone with it? The child who played the cat was British and carried off the lines and the humor perfectly. (An American can't say the word "cheeky" without sounding ridiculous!) Hats off to Posy Simmonds. I hope she writes more books like Baker Cat--with enough characters to turn into another class play!